European Coasts of Bohemia: Negotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a Troubled Twentieth Century (Technology and European History Series)

European Coasts of Bohemia: Negotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a Troubled Twentieth Century (Technology and European History Series)

By: Jira Janac (author)Paperback

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The Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal attracted a great deal of attention throughout the twentieth century. Its promoters, The Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal, attracted a great deal of attention throughout the twentieth century and defined it as a tool for integrating a divided Europe. Although the canal was situated almost exclusively on Czech territory, it promised to create an integrated waterway system across the Continent that would link Black Sea ports to Atlantic markets. In return, the landlocked Czechoslovakian state would have its own connections to the sea. Today, the canal is an important building block of the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways. This book provides a fascinating story of the experts who confronted and contributed to different and often conflicting geopolitical visions of Europe. The canal was never completed, yet what is more remarkable is the fact that the canal remained on various agendas and attracted vast resources throughout the twentieth century.

About Author

Jir Jan c works at the Institute of World History at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Contents

European Coasts of Bohemia - 2[-]Acknowledgements - 6[-]Table of Contents - 8[-]Chapter 1 Introduction - 10[-]Chapter 2 Mittel-Europeanization on Waterways - 28[-]Chapter 3 Canal as Artery for Nazi Expansion - 86[-]Chapter 4 Linking the Soviet Volga; not the Rhine! - 132[-]Chapter 5 Mastering Three Seas - 182[-]Chapter 6 Conclusion - 236[-]Annex 1 List of Barge Types - 246[-]Bibliography - 248[-]List of Abbreviations - 270[-]Summary - 272

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789089645012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9789089645012
  • weight: 588
  • ISBN10: 9089645012

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